February 22, 2012 In 2009, volunteer coach Bill Courtney led Manassas High School's struggling team to the playoffs. Filmmakers Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin chronicle the challenges of the Memphis team — on and off the field — in the Oscar-nominated documentary Undefeated.
February 21, 2012 In the documentary If a Tree Falls, director Marshall Curry tells the story of the rise and fall of the Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmentalist group that the FBI once described as America's No. 1 domestic terrorism threat. The film was nominated for an Academy Award.
February 21, 2012 Nick Nolte is nominated for an Oscar for his supporting work in Warrior, which might appear to be your basic kicking-and-punching catharsis. But commentator Mark Blankenship says it's actually far more frightening.
February 20, 2012 Photojournalist Danfung Dennis embedded with the U.S. Marines in Afghanistan. His documentary, Hell and Back Again, has been nominated for an Academy Award. The film follows Sgt. Nathan Harris, who is wounded in battle and struggles to transition back into civilian life.
February 13, 2012 Brad Pitt has had quite a year: Two of his films — Moneyball and The Tree of Life — are up for the Best Picture Oscar, and the baseball film earned him a Best Actor nod. Pitt says the Oakland A's manager's idiosyncrasies made the role interesting.
February 9, 2012 Poland's official Oscar entry is a Holocaust drama about a sewage worker who hides a small group of Jews from Nazi occupiers. Critic Ella Taylor says the movie depicts its grim subject with beauty — and a dose of reality. (Recommended)
February 4, 2012 Gary Oldman, who just got his first Academy Award nomination for his performance in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, answers three questions about Up with People — a horde of wholesome, smiley young people who performed four Super Bowl halftime shows back in the day.